Monday, November 12, 2012

NaBloPoMo Day 12: reliving the music of The College Years

Since I've met Inspector Climate, I don't listen to music that much any more. We have slightly different tastes in music for one. But mostly, I just never think of listening to music.

But I've been making an effort to listen to music on my walk to and from yoga a few days a week.

I'm not sure why, but I've been drawn to music that I listened to obsessively in college:


Scissor Sisters - Better Luck



I listened to the song on repeat throughout my sophomore year of college. A guy I was dating (and I use that term EXTRAORDINARILY loosely) had gone out on a date with another girl that summer and had kind of stopped talking to me for awhile.

And I convinced myself that I'd have better luck next time.  That this time I'd "stretched my imagination."

Whenever I hear this song, I think of him. I think of how we hurt each other over and over. I think about how a day wouldn't go by that I didn't think of him back then, and now I'm only reminded when this song comes up.  I'm so grateful that after a few "next time's" I had much better luck. 

6 comments:

  1. I don't listen to music much either... it just never occurs to me. Isn't it funny though how a song you used to listen to a lot in the past can bring up so many old memories from that time period?

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  2. I also don't listen to music as much. I used to listen in the car, but now that I mostly take the bus, I need something more distracting (like podcasts, or a lobotomy).

    My sister and I were talking last night about a song we used to listen to all the time as tweens/teenagers about the singer being happy to have been hurt by a guy because it made her recognize how awesome her current relationship was. With the benefit of hindsight, I am definitely grateful for all the guys who hurt me back in the day.

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  3. This is why I love (and sometimes hate!) music. It has such a capacity to remind us of times in our life.

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  4. Music has changed so much..the way we get it. I don't ever listen to the radio anymore. I can't really say how I even find music.

    Yet, it is interesting how one song can stick and mean so many things to us.

    Very interesting post.

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  5. Isn't it crazy how one song can take you back, no matter how long it's been.

    I listen to quite a bit of music and I have really eclectic taste.

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  6. It still amazes me how powerful music can be- bringing back memories we have associated with them. I pump up the volume in the car when the radio plays college tunes..Gin Blossoms, Smashing Pumpkins..

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